Arts Missoula is preparing for the twenty-fourth annual New Year's Eve community-wide, alcohol-free celebration of the arts. First Night 2018 will showcase performances and activities in more than 30 venues throughout downtown Missoula, the University of Montana campus and Southgate Mall from noon until midnight on December 31, 2017.

Artists, musicians, performers, craftspeople, storytellers, and others are encouraged to submit proposals for performance, exhibits, workshops and demonstrations of craft, skill or knowledge that embody the creative vitality of our local cultural traditions. All selected First Night participants are paid.

Application deadline is June 30, 2017

Notification of acceptance is August 31, 2017.

We are also accepting proposals for First Night 2018 artwork and logo for admission buttons, poster, and program.

The application is available here, or by calling 541-0860.


    The first ever Knockerball Tournament in Missoula